The best skincare ingredients to include in your anti-aging routine
While beauty fads come and go, glowing skin is always on-trend and healthy, youthful skin is the best foundation for any look of the moment. To keep your skin looking young and radiant it’s important to follow a daily skin regimen that includes products that can help prevent signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.
At AVYA, we create products using ancient botanicals and medical-grade ingredients that penetrate the skin to nourish from the inside out and to protect skin from pollutants and daily stressors that can age skin prematurely. We wanted to share a list of some of the best ingredients you should be looking for in your skincare routine to prevent, reduce, and heal skin damage.
Retinoids are compounds derived from Vitamin A that aid in cell turnover. If you’ve ever used a product containing retinol or retinoic acid, then you’ve come across this power-packed ingredient. Bioactive Vitamin A not only helps diminish fine lines and fade hyperpigmentation, it also boosts collagen production, increases cell thickness, and thins the outermost layer of skin causing dead cells to fall away. According to a study done by Harvard retinoids also aid in the production of new blood vessels in the skin which can improve color and tone.
Keep in mind that retinoids will increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so it’s best to use products containing these ingredients in your nightly routine. Applying retinoids in a serum or night cream, like AVYA’s Night Moisturizer with Vitamin A, is a great way to fit retinoids into your regimen. Follow with a product that contains sun protection or SPF during the day.
In Ayurveda, botanicals containing high levels of Vitamin C are used to heal wounds. Like Vitamin A, Vitamin C contains properties that help with cell-turnover which make it a prime ingredient for anyone looking to maintain youthful skin.
AVYA’s products are packed with botanicals like goji berries and citrus extracts that contain this powerfully healing nutrient as well as medical-grade Vitamin C. Our Anti-Aging Power Serum clinically proven to brighten and improve skin’s overall appearance. Vitamin C is great for fading dark spots and preventing skin discoloration.
SELF named hyaluronic acid as one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients. It’s a component of the body’s collagen and can absorb 1000 times its weight in moisture. The benefit of hyaluronic acid is that it’s gentle enough to be used daily. With consistent use, it will leave skin dewy and plump. Moisture is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine that aims to prevent skin damage and premature aging. We’ve added hyaluronic acid to our Nourishing Hand Treatment to create a formula that prevents premature aging of the hands and seals in moisture to keep hands smooth and supple.
Niacinamide is a derivative of Vitamin B-3 which is known to combat signs of aging by maintaining skin’s moisture, fighting free radicals and improving skin’s elasticity. It improves moisture retention and circulation in the skin and is also an antibacterial that can prevent breakouts. We’ve included Niacinamide in our Anti-Aging Power Serum because of these many benefits.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that have the potential to cause major damage to your skin. Antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E help fight free radicals by neutralizing the unstable molecules. Using products that contain antioxidants is highly important to prevent damage caused by pollutants, UV rays, and other environmental stressors.
Along with the many topical, medical-grade antioxidants we include in our products, AVYA also incorporates ancient Ayurvedic botanicals like goji berries, snow mushroom, citrus extracts, neem, turmeric, peony, and several others that are high in antioxidants. AVYA is formulated to leave you with balanced, healthy, glowing skin.